Blues City Deli opened in 2004 as a combination of the owners love of food and music in a New Orleans style sandwich shop. There is no live music inside now because of the pandemic but piped in music plays. There are lots of tables outside and seats inside the corner restaurant. Lots of blues memorabilia decorate the walls and there is a long counter without seats, along the window wall to the street. People often seemed to lean there while waiting for their number to be called. The line to order stretches outside but it moves quickly as does delivery of your food. They offer a large variety of sandwiches and muffulettas all made with top quality meats and cheeses. Bottled drinks and bags of chips are located along the line for you to pick up while you wait. They also offer beer and wine. It is a good place with a friendly vibe.
Uncle Sam’s Club was made with ham, turkey, bacon and provel then dressed with lettuce, tomato and buttermilk ranch. On a hoagie roll (as opposed to toast) it was not overly stuffed but it didn’t have the extra piece of bread in the middle. Provel cheese is a white processed cheese often seen in St. Louis cuisine and here is was soft and proved just right with the flavorful meats.
The Prez Pastrami Reuben was made with house smoked pastrami, Swiss, sauerkraut and 1000 Island dressing on rye (you could also have harvest white). The sandwich had griddle marks on one side and was nicely stuffed with a balance of ingredients. The sauerkraut really had a sourness that nicely contrasted with the sweet dressing. Not too greasy as many Reubens are, it was a delicious lunch.